Technology Collaboration Programme

Successful Final Event for the Gender and Energy Task

Engaging panel discussions on “Empowering Energy Users” and “Gender-Responsivee Energy Policies” as well as an interactive workshop focusing on “Inclusive Energy Technologies” was on the hybrid meeting agenda. The Gender and Energy Task is about to wrap up the work in the initial scope and the one-day event in Vienna offered a unique opportunity for […]

Dutch Master Theses on Energy Poverty and Gender Inequality

As part of the Gender & Energy Task, two Masters Theses have been completed. The first one is Mapping the Mindsets of Dutch Municipal Workers on Mitigating Energy Poverty in the Gender-just Transition: An exploratory Q study. This study aims to illuminate policymakers’ mindsets about energy poverty in the Netherlands on a municipal level and […]

Research in Policy and Practice

The Gender and Energy Research Symposium: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? How do we get there? was held at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, on 7-8 December. The event closed with a joint panel on “Research in policy and practice”, organised with the Gender and Energy Task. This panel […]

Designing household energy systems to be more inclusive, equal and efficient

Bike to work or install solar panels? Gender affects our view of sustainability and how we plan our energy consumption. In a collaboration between HSB Living Lab and the product design studio Boid, in Gothenburg, Sweden, a concept is now being developed for how households’ energy systems can become more inclusive, equal and efficient.

The women who tear down power structures with solar energy

The women are illiterate and live in traditional, patriarchal societies, but are given the opportunity to become solar engineers and lead the electrification of their home villages. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden are now examining the ground-breaking initiative in Zanzibar, focusing on the social and unequal conditions of the energy transition – and on how power structures can be overturned.